Location

Disney's Animal Kingdom in Discovery Island, Behind Pizzafari

Entree range

$35 to $60

Summary

We think Tiffins is one of the best restaurants in Walt Disney World. Our half-dozen dinners here have been delicious, with consistent quality from the kitchen and the waitstaff. Tiffins would be right at home in any of Disney's deluxe resorts.

As a signature restaurant, Tiffins' prices are higher than the other sit-down options in the park. However, the quality supports the prices, which are in line with what we're paying for comparable quality, service, and setting in our hometowns. If you're looking for a relaxing way to spend a couple of hours before seeing the Animal Kingdom's nighttime entertainment, this is the place to do it.

One last thing: if you're uncomfortable looking your food in the eye, don’t order the whole-fried fish. It's delicious, but our fish's facial expression seemed to indicate that the deep fryer caught it by surprise.

Setting and Atmosphere

Located on Discovery Island, Tiffins is tucked behind the Pizzafari counter-service restaurant, on a walking path to the new land of Pandora. Inside, Tiffins is divided into 3 relatively small, quiet dining rooms, plus the Nomad Lounge bar. A wrap-around porch, located behind the dining rooms, offers outdoor seating.

Tiffins' decor is said to be inspired by the travel adventures of the Imagineers who built the Animal Kingdom. You'll see artifacts from Asia and Africa lining the walls of one room; giant butterflies in another. The main dining room’s centerpiece is carved wood sculptures. Yet with all of these, Tiffins still feels quiet and restrained.

House Specialties

The standout appetizers are the marinated grilled octopus and black-eyed pea fritters. For mains, try the whole-fried sustainable fish; spiced lamb chops; Wagyu striploin; or the duck. For dessert, the lime cheesecake or passion fruit tapioca are tasty.

Other Recommendations

There are only a handful of things we wouldn't recommend, mostly because there are many other, better options. We'd skip the lobster curry soup and bread service appetizers. In the entree section, the $29 roasted vegetable curry is more like a stew, and while it's good (and spicy), it’s very expensive for what it is. Vegetarians might be better off ordering two appetizers as a main course. Between the whole fish and the halibut, we’d order the whole fish.

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Details

Requires Credit Card to Reserve: Yes
Requires Pre-payment in Full: No

Discounts

Type Discount Valid Weekdays Valid Meals
Tables in Wonderland 20% All All

Disney Dining Plan

2017

Requires 2 credits

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